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    A New Patten Soft Construction Hunting Sporran

    As a good number of you know, I'm a wee bit obsessed with Victorian & early Edwardian era sporrans.
    Prince Charles' go-to sporran for casual events inspired me to make my first hunting sporran.

    I just finished a commission for a sporran built along the same lines as HRH Prince Charles, but not a replica.

    These sporrans are soft bodied rather than stiff like modern day hunting sporrans, and are worlds more comfortable to wear, as they weigh less
    and don't rap against the leg as you walk.

    Front Shot:


    Suite with Matching Sam Browne Belt and Sporran Strap:


    Detail of the Pinking and Brogueing on the Targe:


    Showing the Flexibility of the Piece:


    All of the pinking, brogueing, and tooling is done by hand.
    Each scallop or hole you see is a hammer-strike.

    I'm seriously considering having a local tool and dye shop make set of Pinking Irons for me.

    As always, constructive commentary and critique are most welcome.

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    Last edited by artificer; 27th October 12 at 01:47 PM.
    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
    Artificer Custom Sporrans
    *Home of the Original Kenneth MacLeay Sporran Project & Functional Brass Cantles*

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    That is a beautiful sporran Scott. On my wish list now!

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    I must say, that is one of the nicest hunting sporrans I've ever seen! And... I love the color; and the sporran belt/kilt belt in that color too. Great combination; I'm starting to save my pennies now!

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    Very beautiful.

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    any photos of the inside and rear face??
    waulk softly and carry a big schtick

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    Wow !! That is beautiful work ! I may have to PM you on pricing of all three pieces .
    Mike Montgomery
    Clan Montgomery Society , International

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    Absolutely beautiful sporran Scott, impeccable workmanship and design. One question I had was about the overall dimensions and size of opening, as I am an oversized guy with big hands who tends to have to carry a lot of "stuff". And along those same lines, depending on the size of this one, would you, like Lamar Britt, consider making a slightly oversized version for us MOS?

    jeff

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    Just amazing. I want....

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    Thanks guys, I'm really pleased with how this came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by jhockin View Post
    any photos of the inside and rear face??
    Sure!
    Rear face


    Interior


    Quote Originally Posted by ForresterModern View Post
    Absolutely beautiful sporran Scott, impeccable workmanship and design. One question I had was about the overall dimensions and size of opening, as I am an oversized guy with big hands who tends to have to carry a lot of "stuff". And along those same lines, depending on the size of this one, would you, like Lamar Britt, consider making a slightly oversized version for us MOS?

    jeff
    Thanks Jeff,
    The width across the mouth is 7.25" (18.4cm) and the overall height is 9.5" (24cm).

    The great part about custom ordering a piece is that everything is a possibility. I have scaled pieces to match chaps of both greater and smaller frame and could certainly do it for this style.
    Of course, all of the details are variables as well-

    Leather/stitching colour, obviously, same with Interior colour and material,
    Pinking pattern: Sawtooth instead of scalloped, wider or smaller scallops,
    Targe pattern and set/number/size/metal of the studs,
    Tassels: number, size, petals instead of, or "lantern" tassels are all possible variables,
    Actual bag structure can be changed as well. This one has a standard gusset for more storage, there are several other gusset options which can give more flexibility or smoothness of profile but which cost a bit in terms of storage.

    Basically, unless something is physically not possible in a given material (or really inadvisable) , it can be done.

    This is true with all of the sporrans I make, leather, horsehair, custom brass cantles, built-up or custom cast pewter, etc. The only limitation would be on pieces with cast cantles from ClanArt or the MOD cantles, where they only come in the "standard issue" size.

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    Last edited by artificer; 28th October 12 at 06:35 AM.
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    Artificer Custom Sporrans
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    Quote Originally Posted by artificer View Post
    These sporrans are soft bodied rather than stiff like modern day hunting sporrans, and are worlds more comfortable to wear, as they weigh less
    and don't rap against the leg as you walk.
    Lovely, as always artificer. I'm curious if the soft body prevents the tassels from making a ruckus, as well as the lack of rapping of the sporran itself on the legs that you mentioned? I actually cut the tassels off my old hard-body sporran because I didn't like sounding like a horse was following me around...
    - Justitia et fortitudo invincibilia sunt
    - An t'arm breac dearg

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